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Jul 7, 2011 6:00am PDT
it to you live. >> and a rude awakening for some people in the east bay. the rush to fix a big water main break. why this could cause a big traffic mess in the east bay. >> good morning, it's thursday, july 7. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm anne makovec. good thursday morning. it is straight up 6:00. quick check on traffic and weather. lawrence, how's it looking? >> yeah, guys. the fog and low clouds have murder further onshore this morning. some of that extending into the bay. we are in for cooler weather. 67 degrees in san francisco. 88 and warm in concord. much cooler weather on the way. more on that in a moment. right now, -- right now, let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> we have extra heavy delays out of antioch on westbound 4. we also have problems with the water main break in lafayette cause traffic issues there. >>> here's a look out of orlando, florida as we await the decision. on tuesday, a jury acquainted casey anthony of the most serious charges. she was found guilty of four misdemeanors though, all lying to police and within minutes, those are the charges that she will be s
CBS
Jul 8, 2011 5:00am PDT
's a look at the weather. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> thanks. unfortunately we have big problems developing now in sunnyvale. we're talking about a jackknifed big rig right there approaching the lawrence expressway exit in the southbound lanes of 101. now, three lanes are blocked in the southbound direction. no reports of any injuries with this jackknifed rig or what exactly the truck was carrying but we know that traffic is just squeezing by right now partially in that left lane and the center divide. also the on-ramp, the lawrence expressway on-ramp to southbound 101 is completely blocked. 280 is the best alternate in the area. not big backups now but if this continues to be out there for a while which it sounds like it could, chp just issued a traffic alert for that stretch, they will just said that they are hoping to get lanes 30 to 40 minutes after the tow crew arrives arrives son scene. we are waiting for word for when the crew arrives and then it could be 40 minutes from then so this is going to be an issue for the start of the morning commute for sure. so 280 a good alter
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 6:00am PDT
. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a developing story. bay area commuters, you have a big reprieve. golden gate ferry service boats going to run on schedule today. anne makovec in larkspur. marin county with why the strike has suddenly been called off. she has more. good morning. >> reporter: i just got off the phone with the union spokesman who says, they were thinking about striking so they wanted to let the public know that they were thinking about striking so the public wasn't surprised. then the golden gate bridge district decided to go ahead and call off the service because they didn't want people to be surprised either. so there is confusion between the union and the district, no surprise. we heard of these contract negotiations getting out of control before. in this case it was going to end up in a one-day strike here for golden gate ferry service between larkspur where i'm standing, san francisco, and sausalito all ferry service was going to be cancelled for the day. this morning it turns out that workers showed up for work. so there will be no disruption in service today. certain
CBS
Jul 1, 2011 5:00am PDT
karnow and he has a spectacular forecast. >> yeah. the big holiday weekend forecast. and this is working out very nice. if you like the heat, you're going to love it. we're cranking up those temperatures today. 90s in concord, 70s in san francisco. could see triple digits over the weekend. more on that in a moment. right now let's check your traffic with elizabeth. [ laughter ] >> what did you say? >> two cars. >> no, we have look at this. there is actual traffic near the dublin interchange. >> you're making her mad. >> i got an important role here at 5:00 in the morning, you guys. [ laughter ] >> westbound 580 approaching 680. it is about a 15-minute drive right now out of the altamont pass out towards pleasanton. and the dublin interchange. we'll have more traffic coming up including a big traffic story today actually, the cancellation of the golden gate ferry service. you have more on this coming up. >> we do. thank you. >>> thousands of bay area commuters need to find another way to get to work this morning. ferry service shut down between marin county and san francisco today only th
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 5:00am PDT
coming up. >>> and quite an extravaganza in the night sky over san francisco. the big 4th of july celebration spectacular fireworks. this is crissy field. er who skies making for a perfect -- clear skies making for a perfect night. ,,,,,,,,,,,, s'mores special? ,,,,,,,,,,,, hershey's chocolate goodness, that brings people together. hershey's makes it a s'more. you make it special. pure hershey's. our fruit has to be perfectly ripe because it's delivered on the same day. for me? this is so beautiful! edible arrangements. enjoy the most delicious fruit ever. guaranteed. starting at $25. the >>> welcome back. we have a traffic alert in san mateo. southbound 10 -- southbound 101, three lanes blocked. we'll have details on that and fender-benders on the bridge. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the jury in the casey anthony murder trial will continue their deliberations this morning. 25-year-old florida woman accused of killing her 2-year- old daughter back in 2008. the jury began deliberating yesterday but they did not reach a verdict. they have most of the evidence in the jury room but
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 4:30am PDT
days until the big deadline. congressional leaders are still struggling to cut a deal to raise the nation's debt limit. republicans and democrats are working on dueling plans as a deadline of august 2 looms over their head. after which the united states could begin to default on its obligations. house speaker john boehner is reported to be working on a plan that includes a short-term expense with spending cuts with another extension and more cuts in about six months. >> there is going to be a two-stage process. it is not physically possible to do all of this in one step. >> but senate majority leader harry reed says boehner's plan is a nonstart ner the senate. reed is working on his own propose thal will raise the debt ceiling by more than $2 trillion through 2012. but spending cuts and no tax increases. the house and the senate have a goal to take up legislation by the end of the week. still work to be done there. >>> big difference from hawaii. that's where lawrence was in the last couple of weeks. >> yes. drizzle and cold. >> did you notice the sunburn? >> no, not are really
CBS
Jul 11, 2011 5:00am PDT
are necessary but republicans remain opposed to anything resembling a tax increase. >> a big package would require a big tax increase in the middle of the economic situation that is extraordinarily difficult. with 9.2% unemployment. we think it is a terrible idea. it is a job killer. >> at the end of the day, what we're seeing is the priority of our republican colleague, not to get a deficit reduction deal. it is to protect special interest tax breaks for big corporations. >> you can watch the president's news conference at 8:00 this morning, and right here on cbs 5. and cbs-sf.com. >>> 5:05 now. good news, and bad news for san francisco drivers. how parking meter rates are expected to change in the city. >>> and one last sign, the space shuttle atlantis docks with the international space station. the problem that could put the crew in danger. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. windy conditions as you work your way across the span at the bay bridge. use caution. accident free right now. >>> san francisco police officers have a new contract agreement. the contract is worked out between the
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 6:00am PDT
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Jul 25, 2011 5:00am PDT
of visibility but overall no big issues as you head out to the peninsula and eastbound traffic looks great coming off the high rise. and if anything changes, make sure you tune to our radio partners. 7:40 a.m. and 106.9 f.m. that's your traffic and weather. back to you. >> thank you, elizabeth. >>> 5:19 now. the curtain will close today on a bay area land mark. the movie house in san francisco, showing harold and maud as the final film. the owners of the historic sheeter could not raise enough money to keep it open. >> we were a little bit ahead of the curve for about 10 years. and slowly fell behind the curve. and unfortunately, we have a very sad goodbye right now. >> after the red vic closes today, there will be just four single screen movie houses remaining here in san francisco. >>> captain america showed off his superpowers at the box office this weekend. >> what do you think? >> yes. i think it works. >> that's one way to do it. the new super hero movie is based on the classic comic, managed to do something even voldemort couldn't pull off. knocked off harry potter. captain america
CBS
Jul 26, 2011 5:00am PDT
default. august 2 is the big day and president obama is urging compromise in congress. he spoke to the nation last night and he criticized the republicans. >> a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach, a cuts only approach, an approach that doesn't ask the wealthiest americans or biggest corporations to contribute anything at all. >> but gop leaders say the president is the one who is refusing to budge. >> the president wanted a plank check six months ago. and he wants a blank check today. this is just not going to happen. >> republicans are pushing to raise the debt limit enough to last for the rest of the year and then a joint committee would tackle a second increase and more spending cuts but mr. obama says he will veto any plans to raise the debt ceiling if it comes in two waves. he supports a plan by majority leader harry reid to raise the limit to 2012. >>> breaking news out of morocco. a state news agency says a c- 130 plane has crashed in a mountainous area there. there are reports that 26 people have been killed, four injured.
CBS
Jul 27, 2011 5:00am PDT
see a lot of the damage behind me in this field a big pile of ash that was once a huge stack of plastic crates and you can see off to the side, still some of the plastic crates that are impacted today. this is what was burning creating a show of fire and concerns for air quality. that fire broke out at around 1:00 yesterday afternoon here at macro plastics. check out this video from failed. it's near travis air force base. the fire was huge with thick, black smoke that could be seen for more than 50 miles away. it was shooting 9,000 feet into the air. the fire fueled by plastic produce crates. a worker accidentally lit one on fire and it took off into a five-acre fire. >> any sense of the temperature that this fire reached? >> close to 1,000, maybe 1500. if you go to the side of the complex where the grass is, you will see the poles, the whole metal fences are bent like straw. >> reporter: so it took firefighters about three hours to get that fire under control. but it wasn't completely out until early into this morning actually. firefighters were still concerned about some h
CBS
Jul 28, 2011 5:00am PDT
. >>> and they are the monsters of the sea but they are not so easy to spot. they're big, too. how one bay area team is trying to track these guys down. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, out of prison. lawyers for the parolee who was locked up after the bryan stow >>> giovanni ramirez trying to get out of prison. lawyers for the parolee who was locked up after the bryan stow beating in l.a. are seeking his release. the "l.a. times" reports the attorneys accuse police chief charles beck of rushing to judgment when he announced ramirez was the person who attacked stow. after two other suspects were arrested last week, beck said ramirez was not involved. >>> a man who delivers food to the homeless at night is on life support after being shot in the head in east oakland. the man known as brother john had just handed a homeless man a hot meal after midnight yesterday when someone in a van drove by and opened fire. brother john's wife was grazed by a bullet. she is going to be okay. their two children were in the car, they were not hurt. but there is a $25,000 reward for an arrest. >>> in other bay area headlines, in fairfield the
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 4:30am PDT
at the coast. 90's in some of the valleys but a big cooldown coming up. more on the weather in a few minutes. first let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you. back to work, folks. sorry. already we have an accident hayward northbound 880 approaching winton. they are clearing it to the right shoulder. if you are crossing any bridge across the bay area it looks nice. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. conditions are good moving towards foster city and the peninsula. more traffic in a bit. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much. >>> the search continues for men in a capsized boat off the baja, california coast. 43 people off the passenger boat, most of the passengers from northern california. one of them is confirmed dead. seven others are still missing. that boat sank early sunday morning. kristy seifkin is keeping track of the search. >> reporter: good morning. those gentlemen left on a fishing trip that they thought would be a fun four-day excursion and got something they didn't expect. it was calm when they left on saturday. then on sunday a strong storm hit and two
CBS
Jul 6, 2011 4:30am PDT
for california college students and their families. the next big tuition hike and when it could take effect. >> plus, changing the curriculum for our kids. the controversial subject matter that will soon be required in textbooks. >> we have all heard the rumors. it's supposed to be awesome. the announcement expected from facebook a little later this morning. coming up. ,,,, i know you're worried about making your savings last and having enough income when you retire. that's why i'm here -- to help come up with a plan and get you on the right path. i have more than a thousand fidelity experts working with me so that i can work one-on-one with you. it's your green line. but i'll be there every step of the way. call or come in and talk with us today. schools to teach gay history is on its way to governor brown's desk. this morning the l-a times ports: the bill >>> a bill requiring california public schools to teach gay history is now on the way to governor brown's desk. this morning the "l.a. times" is reporting the bill would make the state the first in the union to require history classes a
CBS
Jul 6, 2011 6:00am PDT
lanes opened after an accident with big rigs approaching high street north of the coliseum. we were seeing a slight backup there. all lanes re-opened. didn't take long for things to quickly recover. i mentioned two accidents? we are still dealing with one in the southbound direction. this is southbound 880 approaching embarcadero. and unfortunately, it sounds like still the right lane is blocked. this is another accident involving a couple of cars. still picking up slowing on our sensors almost to the 980 interchange so we'll continue to watch that hotspot. and the bay bridge in the meantime. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> time now 6:08. a stunning verdict in the casey anthony trial. the emotional insight one alternate juror is giving about that high-profile case. >> plus, gay history in the classroom. the landmark bill signature on the governor's test -- sitting on the governor's desk. >>> and it could be a game changer from facebook. coming up. ,, ,, it's really delicious, mom. it's not too well done? nope. but it is a job well done. what are you reading, sweetie? her diary.
CBS
Jul 25, 2011 6:00am PDT
if that is the case. we don't know for sure right now. >> police say one big part of fighting these crimes is having the community step forward. and they set up some anonymous tip lines. you can text any information you have to 1-650-409-6792. there is also a phone line. 1-888-murder-zero. and they say these tip lines have actually been working, later on today at 11:00 a.m. there is a press conference where they will be briefing the community on leads that they got from the community. they're also helping that people will come forward with any anonymous tips, in this case, as well. frank? >> they need some help. thank you, live in east palo alto. >>> 6:04. two suspects are due in a los angeles courtroom this morning. facing charges that they have had bryan stow outside of dodgers stadium. and we have the latest from christie here in san francisco. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, to you, grace. luis sanchez and marvin norwood will appear in court in a few hours. both of the gentlemen have a history of domestic violence and now charged with the beating of bryan stow at that march 31 baseball
CBS
Jul 12, 2011 7:00am PDT
's not as risky as an uncontrolled delivery and emergency surgery. so really, three big differences here when you compare it to a standard c-section. time. normally when we do a c-section we can have the baby out in seconds. this operation, as we heard, takes hours, before then the baby was born. also, type of an es 2450esh yeah. the goal in the c-section is to keep the baby awake and the mother calm, with good anesthesia so that the anesthesia doesn't go to the baby. in this case you want that anesthesia to the baby because you don't want the baby moving. in blood loss, in a c-section you want to keep the uterus contracted so you don't lose a lot of blood. this is the opposite. it's incredible. >> nice to have you with us. we'll be right back. >> "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by v-8 v-fusion juice. vegetable and fruit juice that just tastes like fruit. discover customersl are getting five percent cashback bonus at the pump... and at many of the places their summer plans take them. it pays to switch, it pays to discover. you get so hooked you'll want to pass it on to a friend. go to getfreshwithafr
CBS
Jul 26, 2011 12:00pm PDT
and giveaways to big oil companies. >> the stakes are high. today the head of the international monetary fund said that a failure to raise the u.s. borrowing limit in time could damage the global economy. >>> the postal service released a list of nearly 4,000 post offices that could be shut down. they include five in san francisco, two in oakland and one each in daly city, south san francisco and san jose. at each spot there will be efforts to set up services within local businesses nearby. >>> it's all part of a downsizing as more customers use the internet for postal needs. as the number of people advertising by mail continues to go down, has year the agency lost 8 -- last year the agency lost $8 billion. >>> they may be happy and now they are about to get healthier. >> mcdonald's happy meals will get a fruit and veggie makeover. anser hassan is live to explain. >> reporter: good morning. who knew that this little happy meal could cause such a big controversy. mcdonald's hopes that the plan changes that they have for the happy meal will have everyone happy. mcdonald's happy meals are becomi
CBS
Jul 11, 2011 4:30am PDT
. >> a big package will require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that is extraordinarily difficult. with 9.2% unemployment. we think it is a terrible idea. it is a job killer. >> reporter: even some democrats are raising concerns about the president's plan, especially cuts to medicare and other social services. >> he said we're not going to end the medicare guarantee. >> reporter: president obama scheduled a news conference for this morning. before he meets with lawmakers. he is expected to stress that a deal must be reached within the next week and a half. for the u.s. to avoid its first-ever default. >> the president made it clear he is going to do some very difficult political things for him, for his party but the republicans will have to do some things, too. >> if a deal to raise the debt debt -- ceiling by august 2, the treasury department says the government will run out of money to pay its bim. the new head of the international monetary fund warns the impact could be felt worldwide. >> interest hikes. stock markets taking a huge hit. and rea
CBS
Jul 27, 2011 4:30am PDT
. >> did you see that plume yesterday? >> amazing. >> i was in walnut creek when they had that big plastics fire in fairfield. i didn't know what it was. what is that? >> all that plastic and all the smoke headed toward the central valley. we were lucky it didn't blow back the other direction. it could have been acute for the bay area but things settling down there. the weather looking good as we are ready to go back to normal, something we haven't been able to say for quite a while. these temperatures about average this time year. 6 degrees in san francisco. 8 -- 67 degrees in san francisco. concord around 90 degrees this afternoon. more on that coming up. elizabeth has traffic. >>> northbound 880, 29th avenue off-ramp closed due to police activity. there was an overnight accident and police are still out there. they are investigating what happened. it sounds like it may be some damage to the overcrossing in that area. so going to have to use 23rd as your alternate. we have a crew on the scene. we'll have more information throughout the morning. in the meantime, back to you. >> thank you.
CBS
Jul 5, 2011 7:00am PDT
of the big items on their to do list is a deal to cut the budget deficit and raise the federal debt limit. joining us is senior white house correspondent bill plante. what is the latest on the negotiations? >> reporter: they are deadlocked. still, no further schedule of talks between the white house and coning. republicans remain opposed to any kind of new taxes. and democrats are just as adamant that there has to be some kind of new revenue. congress has raise the debt ceiling 102 times since it was first instituted in 1917. and ten times in the last decade. but never before have the stakes been so high where democrats and republicans so unwilling to budge. norm is a longtime student of congress. >> normally, what you see in these negotiations is tough stances but at least some willingness to go, not halfway, but a quarter of the way where the other side is. >> reporter: in 1983, republican president ronald regulariagan supported a rise. he wrote. nor have democrats always been in favor of raising the limit. in 2006, then senator barack obama voted against an increase, a voed he later ad
CBS
Jul 28, 2011 6:00am PDT
donald's. much of the memorabilia was recovered but not all of it. >>> a big event turned into an even bigger problem at the landmark chinese theater in los angeles. a crowd of dance music fans threw bottles and vandalized cars forcing organizers to cancel the premier of a concert film. investigators say the problem stemmed from a deejay who was supposed to perform at a small private event in front of the theater. he notified his 90,000 twitter followers about it and suddenly it was no long small or private. two people were arrested. >> because, dude, like not going to let them like tell me what to do where to go and where i can't stand and where i can stand. >> wow. he was one of the two who were arrested because of that event. police in riot gear eventually managed to break up that crowd. >> twitter is pretty powerful. >> it is. >> 90,000 followers, there you go. >>> time now is 6:12. two parties, two plans, and no deal yet. why a new debt ceiling plan is losing support fast. >> plus, we're telling you about the top consumer complaints. the one thing that all those gripes have in common. >
CBS
Jul 27, 2011 6:00am PDT
see a big fields of ash now because about five acres worth of plastic bins were burning here last night. if you move to the left, you can see the impact plastic bins. these are the things that burned here. it was all in an outside storage area. no actual buildings caught on fire. when you look at this video, it looks like there's a two-story building on fire. it's really just stacked-up plastic crates, though. the fire broke out around 1:00 yesterday afternoon near travis air force base and the smoke could be seen for 50 miles away, as far as san francisco and sacramento, thick, black smoke. the fire fueled by the plastic produce crates. the theory right now, we haven't got the official cause but the theory is that a worker accidentally lit one of them on fire perhaps as he was doing some sort of welding. it quickly took off into the five acre fire. any sense of the temperatures that this fire reached? >> close to 1,000, maybe 1500. if you go to the sides of this complex where the grass, you will see the pole the whole metal fences and they are been the like straw. >> reporter: i
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 4:30am PDT
raphael of spain yesterday in four sets. this was the first time he was a i believe to beat the big guy in a grand slam match. it was also his first title in a tournament with grass courts. first wimbledon title. congratulations there. >>> plenty to do in the bay area to celebrate the big 4th of july weekend including a number of parades. one of them will be in downtown concord. that starts at 10:00 this morning. and in the north bay novato will have a 4th of july parade at 10:00 in the old town area. and to the south morgan hill parade starts downtown about 10:00. and fireworks of course. celebrations all around the bay area tonight. we have a complete list of places to go and view. all you have to do is go to our website at cbs5.com. time now 4:56. following two developing stories this 4th of july. we're live at a deadly bart station shooting. contra costa county. what >>> we'll be right back. back at the 5:00. ,,,,,,,,,,,, closed, after a police shooting. what led up to the deadly >>> a violent start to the 4th of july. a bart station closed after a police shooting there. what led up
CBS
Jul 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. so it's going to impact for sure and it's going to impact silicon valley and california in a big way because we have a lot of startups as now. >> reporter: it could be a big blow to investor confidence. >> if america's bond rating goes down, if america's credibility abroad goes down, that impacts how our businesses are perceived in very real ways and it can hurt them in their ability to run their businesses. >> reporter: mayor chuck reed says cities are bracing for the impact. bond rates could go up which could make financing infrastructure improvements like roads or sidewalks more expensive at a time when cities can least afford it. >> we are talking hundreds of millions of dollars of obligation and if the price goes up only 1% it could be millions of dollars additional cost to the city. >> reporter: how does that affect the citizens? >> with more money going into paying debt service that means there's less money for services and we have to cut from someplace else in our budget. >> reporter: san jose is one city with its own debt crisis looking at a deficit next year of $110 millio
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